Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Alluvial Plains Shawl

From the moment I saw Karen Macall's finished shawl on Instagram, I knew I wanted to make her Alluvial Plains Shawl pattern. I didn't get very original either, I used the same yarns that she used and just played with the color placement.

The pattern is easy and well written and great for a beginner like me.
I am so glad it was easy and portable, because I worked at it on my lunch breaks the last three weeks, while I ate my lunch in my car, during my jury duty experience.
I just love the colors and the placement of the irregular arc type stripes.
This shawl is big, measuring 90" long and 20 inches at the point for width. I might block it again and try to get a little more width at the point. I used Soak to soak it before blocking and I am hooked on it. It is a great product.
My absolute favorite part of this shawl is the picot bind off.
I am so glad I used the apple green,  it really shows off the little points perfectly.

After blocking it I found a slipped stitch that caused a huge hole. OOPS! There was no way I was frogging it so I repaired it in the best way I knew how. It adds a little character and my own flair. To be quite honest, I don't think anyone will notice it, but me.

Last weekend my granddaughter and I went on a rode trip to Arizona to see my other granddaughters' dance recital. While there, I had planned to have my twelve year old granddaughter model the shawl and I would take photos. She decided to go to see the new Jurassic World movie with her cousins and uncle, so I was left with my youngest granddaughter for the evening. 
I wrapped the shawl around her and said, "work it, girl". She did not disappoint!

Shawl Stats:
Yarn: Hand Dyed Yarn by The Flying Kettle on Etsy 75% Superwash Merino wool, 25% nylon. Colors: Crush, Tango, Retrograde, Manic Monday, Poolside and Glow Worm.
Needles: US Size 8 Addi Turbo 40" Circular Needle


Susan Snooks said...

LOL! LOL! "Work it girl"- you are funny! And did she work it?!!!! What a delightful way to finish your blogpost! Your shawl is gorgeous and so is the model!

Christine said...

What a lovely shawl, and what an adorable model

Courtney said...

That little one is the cutest! So photogenic. Your shawl is so beautiful. I love the colors.

mascanlon said...

What a cutie!!! and the shawl is so pretty. It will be a perfect accessory for summer vacation.

Dianne Neale said...

Well done Di. The shawl is beautiful - and the models not bad either!!!

Tamie said...

What a great shawl and a super model!

Leanne said...

Your model is a natural! The shawl is wonderful, but yuck, 3 weeks of jury duty!